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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 46,690, 18,315 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $159,221, Columbus real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Columbus, accounting for 70.25% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Columbus include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.91%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.81%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.00%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Columbus are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 61.93% owning and 38.07% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Columbus built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Columbus built between 1940-1969 ( 31.69%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 16.90%). There's also some housing in Columbus built before 1939 ( 12.17%).
Appreciation rates for homes in Columbus have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 12.39%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Columbus house appreciation rate of 1.17%.
Over the last year, Columbus appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Columbus's appreciation rate has been 2.84%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Columbus were at -1.42%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -5.55%.
Notably, Columbus's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to Indiana, our data show that Columbus's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Indiana.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Columbus differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Columbus - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Columbus real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$814,001 - $1,086,000||0.3|
|$543,001 - $814,000||1.5|
|$434,001 - $543,000||2.0|
|$326,001 - $434,000||5.5|
|$217,001 - $326,000||16.1|
|$109,001 - $217,000||44.1|
|$54,001 - $109,000||24.7|
|$0 - $54,000||5.6|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Columbus HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||16.9|
|1970 - 1999||39.2|
|1940 - 1969||31.7|
|1939 or Older||12.2|
|TYPE OF Columbus HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||6.8|
|SIZE OF Columbus HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||3.67|